Search Census data
To view Census data, use the search options on the left of the page or select an area using the map. The data is accessed by links that will appear below the map. You can view summary statistics for the area as QuickStats for all persons, or for the Indigenous population specifically. To view more detailed statistics, you can download a Community Profile spreadsheet. For summary statistics on people born overseas, you can use the Country of birth search on the left.
Search by area name
Search by geography
Search by address
Search by country of birth
Not all Countries of birth are available in this search. For more information on Countries of birth and geographies available for each Census year, please refer to the QuickStats user guide.
Search by map
Resources to assist you with your data search.
About this search page
This page allows you to search for Census data by selecting your area of interest in the relevant Census year. The interactive map will assist with your search options. Results are presented as either:
- QuickStats – summary statistics for the area
QuickStats are presented for all persons, but are also available for a specific sub-population, for example the Indigenous population.
- Community Profiles – more detailed statistics for the area
Community Profiles present multiple data tables covering demographic, household and dwelling characteristics for the area. They can be viewed by downloading an excel spreadsheet after clicking on the Community Profile search result.
For more detailed guidance, see: How to use Search Census data.
About Census geographies
To access Census data about an area, you will need to select a geography – in some cases, you might be faced with different options for the area you’re interested in. Selecting the right geography will largely depend on the population, characteristics or general trends you’re interested in.
Because Census data gives us a snapshot of Australia at a point in time, it’s important to note that these geographic boundaries are reflective of what they were on Census night, for the year the Census was collected.
For more information on 2021 geographies, see: Understanding Census geography.
Other useful resources
To view definitions and glossary terms for classifications and variables, see: 2021 Census dictionary.
To download the 2021 Census household form, see: Sample copies of the 2021 Census paper forms.
For information about Census data products and machine to machine Census 'API calls', see: Census data tools and products.
For more information on previous Censuses, see: Historical Census data.